Great French Passenger Ships

Packed full of nostalgic reminiscence of great ship days gone by, overall the book explores great liners, mail boats to Africa and colonial steamers to Saigon, presenting many previously unpublished images alongside insightful text and ...

Author: William H. Miller

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752491523

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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A nostalgic look back over a century of French ocean travel—with several previously unpublished photos France produced some of the finest, most luxurious, best decorated passenger ships of the 20th century. Beginning in 1912 with the four-funnel France, the nostalgic voyage continues with the great and grand transatlantic liners of the French Line, the CGT, including the famous Ile de France, Normandie, and Liberte. Also included are the lesser passenger ships of the French Line. In addition, focus is also given to Compagnie de Navigation Sud-Atlantique, Transports Maritimes, and Chargeurs Reunis operating important South American routes and to Messageries Maritimes operating in Africa, the east, and south Pacific. Packed full of nostalgic reminiscence of great ship days gone by, overall the book explores great liners, mail boats to Africa, and colonial steamers to Saigon. Presenting many previously unpublished images alongside insightful text and anecdotes, this book takes the reader on a nostalgic voyage.

SS France Norway

Completed in the early 1960s, the France was the last of the great French Line passenger ships on the celebrated run to and from New York.

Author: William Miller

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752451398

Category: Transportation

Page: 93

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Completed in the early 1960s, the France was the last of the great French Line passenger ships on the celebrated run to and from New York. She was not only the national flagship, but the longest liner yet built, and a ship with fantastic interiors, superb service, and the most exquisite food. Highly successful, she did lose out in the end to the unsurpassable speed of jet aircraft, was laid-up, and lingered for five years before becoming a hugely successful cruise ship. In 1979-80, the indoor France was converted to the outdoor Norway. She became the largest cruise ship in the world, an innovator, a great prelude to today’s mega-liners. She endured until 2005 and has since ended her days at the hands of scrappers in far-off India. Indeed, she was one of the greatest, grandest, most beloved of all 20th-century ocean liners.

The Great War 1914 1918

During 1915 there were no fewer than six incidents involving vessels carrying passengers from neutral countries. On 19 February U-16 sank the Norwegian tanker Belridge in the North Sea. On 1 May the Gulflight, the first US merchant ship ...

Author: Spencer Tucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134817509

Category: History

Page: 272

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Steamship Travel in the Interwar Years

At 150,000 tons and with the greatest length of any passenger ship, Queen Mary 2 would ordinarily have swelled British pride with ... However, it is under the ownership of Carnival Cruise Line and was constructed in a French shipyard.

Author: Lorraine Coons

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 144564987X

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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Lorraine Coons and Alexander Varias explore the world of interwar steamship travel.

Great Passenger Ships of the World

The launching , originally planned for November 1920 , had to be postponed because the slipway was blocked by the newly built French passenger ship Meduana , which had sunk after a fire . 1922 Jan : Completed .

Author: Arnold Kludas

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Ocean liners

Page: 250

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Picture History of the French Line

Superb pictorial history of the company's fleet of formidable passenger ships: Ile de France, Normandie, Liberté, Colombie, Antilles, Flandre, France, and many more. Over 170 black-and-white photographs.

Author: William H., Jr. Miller

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486157466

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Superb pictorial history of the company's fleet of formidable passenger ships: Ile de France, Normandie, Liberté, Colombie, Antilles, Flandre, France, and many more. Over 170 black-and-white photographs.

WORLD WAR II SEA WAR FRANCE FALLS BRITAIN STANDS ALONE Day to Day Naval Actions from April 1940 through September 1940

0200 Passenger ship ARCHANGEL (2448grt) made contact with the naval beach party and loaded French troops using her lifeboats ... Lt E. T. Mudie RN and Probationary Temporary S/Lt I. R. Grant RNR of EXCELLENT, both on passage to Britain.

Author: Donald A. Bertke

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1937470008

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 529

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Day-to-Day Naval Actions April 1940 through September 1940

Congressional Record

TO THE Great Britain alone is building 454 vessels ; Holland , 91 ; Italy , 87 ; Sweden , 66 ; Norway , 62 ; and France , 58. How many Russia is building no one knows . Among these vessels are passenger vessels designed to once again ...

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Law

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The Marine News

The have been made with a view to keeping a clientele that is French tanker with the greatest tonnage in service at the being sought by the air lines . Among the passenger ves- present time is the ship Dalila with a capacity of 33,650 ...

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Category: Merchant marine

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